Kingston HyperX Max 3.0 64GB

Reviews, Storage

Testing

Test Rig

Thanks to our buddies at CryoPC for providing us with this second test rig.

Processor
Core i5 750 @ 4.0 GHz
Motherboard
Asus P7P55D-E
RAM
Corsair Dominator 4GB PC3-12800 DDR3
HDD
Samsung F3 500GB 16mb
PSU
Corsair TX 650W
OS
Windows 7 Ultimate
Case
NZXT Hades

Methodology

To test this Kingston drive, I utilised Sisoft Sandra and a real world transfer test to see if the data rates are near to the specifications Kingston claims. For the purpose of comparison, I utilised a high speed USB 2.0 drive from Corsair to note the performance jump from 2.0 to 3.0.

The drive we used to compare it was an 8GB Corsair GT.

Results

Kingston HyperX Max 3.0 64GB Review

As you can see the benefits of USB 3.0 are quite clear.

Real World Transfer

This test involved utilising a thousandth sensitive stopwatch to record the time it takes to transfer a 720MB RAR file from the onboard SSD to each tested device.

Time /s
Kingston HyperX Max 3.0 64GB
7.67
Corsair GT 8GB 2.0
28.08

Cost

While the lowest end of the range, this Kingston drive will still set you back around £130.

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Last modified: March 30, 2012

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